Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Ford Motor Credit
Current Parent Company: 
Ford Motor
Penalty: 
$10,275,000
Year: 
2006
Date: 
June 5, 2006
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
discriminatory practices (non-employment)
Violation Description: 

To resolve allegations that it discriminated against minority customers, Ford Motor Credit agreed to reform its practices and implement a diversity marketing initiatives that included offers of credit and financial incentives to affected parties, but no value was put on the program. The company also agreed to pay $125,000 to class representatives, $2 million for consumer education and $8.15 million for plaintiff's legal fees and expenses.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Southern District of New York
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
1:00-cv-8330
Case Name: 
Jones, et al v. Ford Motor Credit
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Michigan
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
Specific Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
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Parent company note: 
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